Buying a laptop may have somewhat been on the back burner for you, until 2020 began. With everything that has gone down this year, a new laptop might just have been the first gadget you purchased in 2020. All things considered, the value for money aspect of laptops reigned supreme through 2020, and laptop manufacturers across the world have strived to offer an extra edge. Most now focus on battery life and internet connectivity alongside decent specifications and good-quality webcams, all of which come together to make laptops more versatile than ever before. It is these aspects and more that our jury of 30 industry veterans has looked out for as part of Indian Gadget Awards, in our quest for the best value for money laptop of 2020.
Honor MagicBook 15
The Honor MagicBook 15 offers a competitive set of specifications in terms of its price, and is a robust laptop based on AMD’s highly acclaimed Ryzen 5 series processors. It also has a 15-inch full HD display, hence ticking all the checkboxes in the essentials category. Naturally, with such a robust set of specifications and updated connectivity chops, the MagicBook 15’s strong selling price is a compelling factor that has us rank it as one of the strongest value propositions among laptops launched this year.
Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition
The Mi Notebook 14 already turned heads as a supremely well-priced proposition when it was introduced, and the e-Learning Edition of the laptop offers a great balance of specifications and price. The overall feature set gives you a laptop that is squarely targeted at helping you take on practically any online task with ease. As long as you do not require heavy-duty task loads from your laptop, the Mi Notebook 14 e-Learning Edition is one of the very best laptops to buy.
Acer Swift 3
The Acer Swift 3 is an interestingly compact and surprisingly powerful laptop packaged into a strong value offering. Among its strengths is a super-compact footprint that can help you fit the laptop into compact handbags, Wi-Fi 6 to make sure that you enjoy the fastest and latest connectivity standard, and all the essentials that make a laptop get the go-anywhere quotient. Given its versatility, the Acer Swift 3 certainly qualifies as a laptop of great value.
Lenovo IdeaPad S340
The IdeaPad lineup from Lenovo has long been geared to include value-centric offerings, and this year’s IdeaPad S340 is no different. The IdeaPad S340 from Lenovo is one of the most competitively-priced higher performance offerings, which brings to the fore Lenovo’s venerable keyboard, an excellent performance configuration, and one of the best Windows 10 experiences without breaking the bank. What more could you want from a laptop that you can use to work – and play?
Avita Pura Ryzen 5
If you are not particularly specific about brand names, the Avita Pura is one of the most affordable laptops to buy. Not just the outright price tag, the Avita Pura Ryzen 5 variant offers performance that should be good for you for multiple years to come, and for standard work, education, and other professional needs, the Pura Ryzen 5 is one of the most value for money laptops to buy today.